So far, Spring Break has come in like a lion. It’s been downright freezy, topped with rain and plenty of gloom. Saturday night I found myself driving through a fog bank, in a torrential downpour, with tornado warnings going off on the radio the whole way home. But it was all worth it, ’cause my little scrappy group found a fabulous new place to gather and crop this weekend, and I am awfully grateful for that. Ever since Archiver’s closed, our poor little gang has been homeless. But not anymore.
Today I have a couple of cards to share with you featuring BasicGrey’s beautiful Spice Market collection, including some of the coordinating Spice Market Hero Arts stamps.
I’ve been wanting to make a few cards lately that are postage friendly and easy to mail. So my main goal here was to keep my cards flat enough to mail in a regular envelope. It really is a bit of a challenge for me to stay away from all the bulky embellishments, but I manged here. And I really do love the way they turned out.
My first card uses papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad, mixed with the floral die cut and a 3×4 Snippet card from the Waterfall embellishment pack. I added a simple stamped sentiment and a bit of machine stitching and twine for extra detail.
After I finished the first card, I looked at the pile of scraps I had left, and had a little ah-ha moment. If I reverse the papers a bit, I could create a second card using pretty much the same exact design. Bingo!
Of course this time, I had to use a different 3×4 Snippet card, but that’s ok. And I had used up the pretty floral die cut on the first card, too. But happily, I could use the floral stamp image from the Spice Market Lovely clear stamp set, instead.
I really tried to mimic the look of the original die cut. So stamped the image, fussy cut, and added a bit of simple water-coloring. It’s a wee bit smaller than the original die cut, but other than that, a pretty good match, I would say.
I really did have fun challenging myself to keep things flat AND use up some paper scraps, all at the same time. And best thing is, I actually did put these two in the mail. I really ought to do that more often!
Thanks for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a very wonderful day!